migration http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Longest Mule Deer Migration Route Documented In Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/longest-mule-deer-migration-route-documented-wyoming <p>Scientists in Wyoming have recently discovered the longest mule deer migration route that’s ever been recorded. The animals travel 150 miles, from the Red Desert to the Hoback Basin. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with Hall Sawyer and Joe Riis, who have been documenting the migration. Sawyer is a research biologist at Western Ecosystems Technology,&nbsp; and Riis is a wildlife photographer. Sawyer says he discovered the migration route kind of by accident.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Willow Belden 57035 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Longest Mule Deer Migration Route Documented In Wyoming Study: Elk pregnancies unaffected by wolf presence http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-elk-pregnancies-unaffected-wolf-presence <p></p><p></p><p>A study by the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit shows that elk are not especially stressed out by the presence of wolves.</p><p></p><p>Pregnancy rates among migratory elk herds near Yellowstone have declined, and one theory was that wolves were harassing the elk – causing them to run and hide, and depriving them of grazing opportunities.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:28:04 +0000 Willow Belden 42215 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study: Elk pregnancies unaffected by wolf presence Pronghorn agreement reached http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pronghorn-agreement-reached <p>An environmental group says it has reached<br />an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to remove some corrals it<br />says could impede pronghorn migration in western Wyoming.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The group Western Watersheds sued last year over the corrals in<br />the Bridger-Teton National Forest east of Kelly in Jackson Hole.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Jackson Hole News &amp; Guide reports<br />ranchers use the corral while they graze cattle on public land in<br />the Gros Ventre River drainage. The group says the corrals weren&#39;t Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:29:50 +0000 Associated Press 22818 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pronghorn agreement reached More research needed on migration 'rest stops,' scientists say http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/more-research-needed-migration-rest-stops-scientists-say <p>Researchers hope to determine how much development mule deer can tolerate on their migration routes.</p><p>Biologist Hall Sawyer found in a recent study that when mule deer travel between their summer and winter ranges, they spend 95 percent of their time stopping and eating.</p><p>&ldquo;If we consider these migration routes highways, the stopovers would be like the hotels, where you crash in for the night and grab a bite to eat,&rdquo; Sawyer said. &ldquo;And maybe you stay there for a night, maybe you stay for a week.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 23:33:53 +0000 Willow Belden 18810 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org More research needed on migration 'rest stops,' scientists say